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The rise and fall of ancient Egypt : the history of a civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra

Author: Toby A H Wilkinson
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Ancient Egypt and the extraordinary civilisation that flourished along the banks of the River Nile can seem like a gorgeous pageant studded with exceptional events. Among them are the building of the pyramids, the conquest of Nubia, Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the life and death of Tutankhamun, the ruthlessness of Ramesses, Alexander the Great's invasion, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby A H Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780747599494 0747599491 9781408810026 1408810026
OCLC Number: 619919217
Description: xxiii, 646 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Timeline --
Author's Note --
Introduction --
Part I. Divine Right (5000-2175 B.C.) --
1. In the Beginning --
2. God Incarnate --
3. Absolute Power --
4. Heaven on Earth --
5. Eternity Assured --
Part II. End of Innocence (2175-1541 B.C.) --
6. Civil War --
7. Paradise Postponed --
8. The Face of Tyranny --
9. Bitter Harvest --
Part III. The Power and the Glory (1541-1322 B.C.) --
10. Order Reimposed --
11. Pushing the Boundaries --
12. King and Country --
13. Golden Age --
14. Royal Revolution --
Part IV. Military Might (1322-1069 B.C.) --
15. Martial Law --
16. War and Peace --
17. Triumph and Tragedy --
18. Double-Edged Sword --
Part V. Change and Decay (1069-30 B.C.) --
19. A House Divided --
20. A Tarnished Throne --
21. Fortune's Fickle Wheel --
22. Invasion and Introspection --
23. The Long Goodbye --
24. Finis --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Toby Wilkinson.

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